Is Melania Trump trapped in the White House? It must be difficult to be the First Lady of the United States, especialy after her husband President Donald Trump was involved in two very public and back cheating scandals with porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal earlier this year. As if that wasn’t terrible enough, Melania’s day to day life doesn’t sound very exciting. According to French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Melania’s life is full of restrictions — for example, the 48-year-old “cannot do anything.”
“She can’t even open a window at the White House,” Brigitte Macron, 65, told French magazine Le Monde (via The Guardian), following her visit to the White House. “She can’t go outside. She’s much more constrained than I am. I go out every day in Paris.”
Despite the major limitations that Melania faces while living in the White House, Brigitte told Le Monde that she got along with the United States First Lady very well. “We have the same sense of humor. We laugh a lot together,” Brigitte said. She added that she thought of Melania as, “kind, charming, intelligent, and very open.”
“[Melania’s] someone who has a strong personality, but works hard to hide it. She laughs very easily, at everything, but shows it less than I do,” Brigitte revealed.
Brigitte went on to also say that she feels everything Melania does “is interpreted” and then “over-interpreted.” She explained that Melania’s life seemed “much more constrained” than her own, citing, “I have the impression that every word is a word too many. I’m constantly holding myself back. That’s the hardest part: there’s never really any time off, never a moment when you can be completely calm.”
According to The Washington Post, Melania has been living a constrained life for quite some time. Even while she was still living back in New York, Melania was in what The Post called “a virtual shut-in.” “Two months after her husband’s swearing-in, the nation’s new first lady approaches her role with a discernible reticence, her paucity of public appearances — each defined by tight smiles and spare verbiage — overshadowed by a vanishing act that stretches days on end.” #FreeMelania.